Florida Med Mal: Baby With Undiagnosed Brain Tumor

Do we trust doctors more than we should? One Florida mom who trusted her doctor when he said that she had’nothing to worry about’ likely wishes she hadn’t. Her 18 month old daughter had a brain tumor that went undiagnosed and led to permanent brain damage. Although she sued for medical malpractice and was awarded $4.15 million, she’s unlikely to place that amount of trust in a doctor’s opinion again. Here’s her story and other Florida med mal verdicts which resulted in awards of $38M, $30M and $12M.

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Florida Nurse Malpractice: Negligence May Have Contaminated 1,850 Patients

A nurse at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale may have contaminated over 1,850 patients by using the same IV bag for different purposes. How something like this could occur in this day and age is almost unfathomable. The nurse’s negligence has the potential to injure thousands of people who expected competent care and medical malpractice lawsuits against the hospital are likely.

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Florida Medical Malpractice: Laws, Claims and Damages

When a patient has been injured by the medical negligence of a health care provider, Florida law allows for the recovery of damages through medical malpractice suits. A health care or medical care provider who acts below the industry standard of care and, in doing so, injures a patient, has committed medical negligence.

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